13 FRI • PERFORMANCE ART Ziam — Bohemian revelers in need of a holiday fix can head to Foran's as underground performance artist Ziam throws another Liquid Silver fashion-music-dance extravaganza. Ziam, a fashion designer-cum-Broadway/vaudeville-esque musical performer, is celebrating seven years of Liquid Silver productions in Detroit this month. Come January, he hopes to have a CD released. This week's show promises a variety of entertainment, including spoken-word and interpretive theatre. DJ Mike T will start off the evening around 10 p.m., followed by the hip-hop-electronic grooves of RICHBUMZ (cq) at 11 p.m. Ziam's "Tribal Glam" fashion, singing and dance show will start around midnight. Cover is $10 at Foran's, 612 Woodward, Detroit. Call 313-961-3043 for further lowdown.
13-14 FRI-SAT • MUSIC Eliane Elias Trio — Though she’s been in the States for two decades now, singer-pianist Elias still swims between the jazz mainstream and the currents of Brazilian music. In her repertoire, American songbooks standards, jazz classics and tributes to the likes of Bud Powell nestle up against the music of Jobim, Djavan and bossa nova-style originals. Her latest record, Kissed By Nature ( RCA-Bluebird), gives plenty of play to her sexy, Astrud Gilberto-influenced vocals and offers a nod to today’s Brazil with remixes by the hot DJ team BossaCucaNova. At the Bird of Paradise, 312 S. Main, Ann Arbor. Call 734-662-8310.
14 SAT • MUSIC "Mission: Believe" with Terrence Parker — Cozied up in Detroit’s Eastern Market, the new clubhouse, Mission: Detroit will be hosting their first Toys for Tots event. Birthed in 2001, this nonprofit organization was formed in deference to the Detroit’s electronic music community and its goal has been to recapture the essence of the sometimes-misunderstood scene. While opposing the preconceived notions of the electronic-music culture, Mission: Detroit adds flavor to Detroit’s nightlife while staking a claim in the social responsibilities of our town. Legendary DJ Terrence Parker will be providing the evening’s entertainment. The event is open to anyone over 18, and a toy donation is required. It happens at 1561 Adelaide, Detroit. Call Amy Hubbarth at 248-217-7412 for further information or visit www.missiondetroit.org.
14 SAT • THEATER PuppetArt "Cinderella" — One of the few puppet theaters in the United States, Detroit Puppet Theater’s PuppetArt (cq)is the epitome of nostalgia. Offering the timelessness of marionette puppetry and folklore, PuppetArt’s buoyant animation and special brand of whimsy, offer a highly artistic and original method of storytelling. Touting a repertoire that draws from multicultural themes, a visit to the Detroit Puppet Theater is the stuff from which memories are made. This week, "Cinderella" will grace the stage. At the Detroit Puppet Theater, 25 E. Grand River, Detroit. Call 313-961-1777 for further information.
14 SAT • MUSIC Bump-n-Uglies —Fear not — professional wrestler "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan is sure to help with the pile-drivin’, chicken-wingin’ sheer punk-rock craziness of the Bump-n-Uglies. Serving up yet another gut-busting helping of that thing that only they do best, the Uglies are here for your listening, hedonistic and wrestling pleasure. Replete with strained backs, broken tables and bloody faces, the evening is simply one of those things that you have to see to believe. At the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward, Detroit; call 313-833-9700 for more information.